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August 27, 2015

Obama must advance green energy’s ‘quiet revolution’ — report

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-08-27 06:35:54

The Obama administration must take steps in the coming months to ensure that the unprecedented growth of renewable energy development on public lands continues, according to a report released today by the Center for American Progress. The report from the liberal think tank, co-authored by David Hayes, a former Interior deputy secretary who is now a visiting senior fellow at CAP, outlines a four-point plan to help continue the push to expand solar, wind and geothermal power regardless of who’s elected president next year. [ read more … ]

Clinton offers rural proposals in Iowa

By Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2015-08-27 06:36:20

“Iowans are in the future business,” Clinton told about 200 people in a hall at the Des Moines Area Community College. “Just look at the way you have seized opportunities from wind energy to biofuels.” Clinton pledges to invest in rural business and infrastructure by expanding tax credits and grants. Money to help farmers starting out and to promote farmers markets and local foods would double under her plan. Clinton’s campaign did not say how much her proposals would cost or how she would pay for them. [ read more … ]

Wind Power Wins Big Under the Clean Power Plan

By Ben Paulos, Greentech Media  •    •  Posted 2015-08-27 06:41:38

Many prognostications have been made about the impact of EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the rules to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, issued on August 3. Despite what you may have heard, EPA doesn’t dictate any particular outcomes, instead deferring to states to develop implementation plans, and those plans aren’t due until 2018. Still, modeling and recent trends point to one big winner: wind power. [ read more … ]

North Dakota plans more wind power capacity

By Daniel J. Graeber, UPI  •    •  Posted 2015-08-27 06:36:45

In parallel with the White House, North Dakota said it was planning to connect a 43-turbine wind farm to the grid as part of an “all of the above” strategy. North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley was on hand for a ceremony to celebrate the upcoming completion of the Thunder Spirit wind farm, a 43-turbine wind farm with a maximum capacity of 107 megawatts of power. “The completion of the Thunder Spirit wind farm marks another important milestone in North Dakota’s ‘all of the above’ energy production journey,” Wrigley said in a statement. [ read more … ]

Calif. national lab joins energy storage cluster

Debra Kahn, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-08-27 06:37:11

The national security-focused Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is the latest institution to agree to help the California energy storage industry conduct research. The Energy Department’s LLNL will sign an agreement with the industry trade group CalCharge to make it easier for the group’s members to work with federal scientists, lab officials said yesterday. [ read more … ]

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